I wonder if you can guess this quote: beginning or ending paragraph from this weeks book pick. Suggest the book and author.
Clues: English author, male, this book has been turned into a movie and this book is not about the author himself.
"Whether i shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, i record that i was born (as i have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and i began to cry, simultaneously."